ITANAGAR, Oct 11: Arunachal Pradesh chief minister Pema Khandu has invited all major private telecom players to upscale their presence in the state. His request comes in the wake of state government giving impetus of achieving cent percent reliable mobile connectivity in the state which is paramount for the development of the region.
In separate letters to the CMDs of the telecom giants like Mukesh Ambani (Reliance), Sunil Sood (Vodafone), Sunil Bharti Mittal (Airtel) and Himanshu Kapania (Idea), Khandu wrote that his government was giving impetus for achieving 100 per cent reliable mobile connectivity in the state. “Robust telecom and broadband connectivity and provision of quality telecom services are also an avowed national priority,” he said.
Giving a brief about the strength and challenges of the state, Khandu said, “The State has witnessed a huge boom in the tourism sector with both domestic and foreign tourists visiting our state. However, lack of reliable mobile/internet connectivity is playing a major hindrance in promoting tourism and bringing overall development to the state”.
“For this purpose, a special cell has been formed in CM’s Office under the chairmanship of special secretary (CMO) which will monitor all the major telecom projects in the state and will provide support to all the telecom operators facing problems related to road cutting, land acquisition etc. in the state” Khandu informed.
He requested the private cellular service providers to increase their reach by providing high speed broadband services.